The summary of “Brighton Beach Memoirs” by Neil Simon

The main purpose of the essay is to discuss Brighton Beach Memoirs by Neil Simon. It consists from summarizing and analyzing the information and thoughts, given in different works about this theme. Further still, in order to discuss main idea in the paper I will use different methods; for example, observing, analyzing, comparing and proving by facts and arguments the basic statement. Brighton Beach Memoirs is defined as a semi-autobiographical play. It consists of two acts, the first chapter is called Eugene trilogy. However, Brighton Beach Memoirs is seemed to precede Broadway Bound and even Biloxi Blues. Whether this is good or bad is up for opinion.
It has been found that it is good it is for arguing about. In addition, the characters appeared to be convincing and incredibly original, so I was going through with the heroes of the Neil Simon’s play. Although it is really hard to depict all the characters and feelings one wants in the play, Neil Simon could. It is worth of attention, as I will prove it through this paper.
According to one source, set in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn, New York in 1937, the coming-of-age comedy focuses on Eugene Morris Jerome, a Polish-Jewish teenager who experiences puberty, sexual awakening, and a search for identity as he tries to deal with his family, including his older brother Stanley, his parents Kate and Jack, as well as Kate’s sister Blanche and her two daughters, Nora and Laurie (2009, Brantley). Further still, this play is not totally autobiographical; nevertheless it is based on Simon’s memories when he was growing up in New York City throughout the postwar period (the World War II).
Brighton Beach Memoirs starts with the Jerome household, on September, 1937. He lives among the Brighton Beach, New York City neighborhood whose class is lower middle. It is shown Eugene Morris Jerome, who is fourteen years old, who is depicted playing a baseball semi-imaginary game outside in the evening in 6:30. Jerome’s ball hits the house and at the same time his aunt (whose name is Blanche Morton) feels an awful headache. Main hero’s mother Kate was yelling at him in order to make him stop that outside game and get in the house. When he came inside reluctantly, Eugene told all the audience about his wish to be a professional player of a baseball or even a writer. Then Eugene came upstairs in order to write in his own journal.
In addition, both the harmony and disharmony of the family are seemed to never sound rather persuasive in the given production, and even though, than at the time when Stanley and Eugene go one on one. At the time, while Eugene observes, both loathing and love become are being inextricably linked through the relationship among family. However, that paradox in the production feels just real (fitfully) and riches vital life while squabbling, rather interdependent Eugene boys go to the room.
To sum up, Jerome is a heart and a center of the whole play, thus other are only his memory’s discretion, which make them rather secondary. His long-suffering mother (whose name is Kate), Miss D’Orsogna’s Nora suffering while the adolescence, her mother (Blanche) wonderfully rendered by Taylor Sunny, sweet-natured Stanley, charming Laurie (Nora’s little sister) with spoiled brat aura all them are only Jerome’s memory’s discretion, making people better understand the talented world of Neil Simon, who created this play.

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